Summer Reading Challenge
You can register in person at any of our branch library locations.
Or, you can register adults, register teens, and register children online today.Here are just a few of the reasons why you should join...
Win a year-long membership to Brookfield Zoo! Register by June 8th and you could win a Zoo membership. Stop by your local branch to register (starting May 28th) or register online. Then, pick up a reading log or punch card and start reading. For Children, Teens, and Adults. Seniors who participate in the Outreach Lobby Stops are also eligible to win the Zoo membership.
Attend a Kick-Off Party! Although you can register anytime beginning May 28th through July 12th, you may want to register during one of the Kick-Off parties. Each Branch Library has extra festivities planned.
- Romeoville Branch Kick-Off is Tuesday, May 28th from 6 to 7:30 pm
- Crest Hill Branch Kick-Off is Wednesday, May 29th from 5 to 7:30 pm
- Lockport Branch Kick-Off is Thursday, May 30th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm
But wait, there's more...
Earn a chance at the fabulous Grand Prize! Everyone who completes the Summer Reading Challenge (Adults, Teens, and Kids) gets a chance at for the Grand Prize, along with chances at the baskets and gift cards. If you the lucky winner of the Grand Prize, you'll choose between three fabulous prizes: A first-rate telescope; Camping Gear; or Year-long memberships to BOTH the Adler Planetarium and the Museum of Science and Industry.
Fun for Kids Who Visit the Library! The wheel is back! Kids who can walk to those skipping into the 6th grade this Fall will earn spins on the wheel that equal prizes. Complete the Challenge and you receive a book to keep, a completion certificate, two entries into the prize drawing, including an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing (see above), and an invitation to the best Finale Party ever featuring a petting zoo, free hotdog lunch, games, prizes, and a Kona Ice treat on July 13th at the Crest Hill Branch -- made possible by Gold Sponsor NuMark of Crest Hill, Silver Sponsor Lockport Woman's Club, and Bronze Sponsor Willow Falls Homeowners Association.
Special perks for Teens! If you are entering the 7th grade, you can officially sign up for the TEEN CHALLENGE and hang out in the Teen Room. All teens entering grade 7 through the 1st year of college receive a cool punch card to track their reading. They will earn entries in the prize drawings just for reading! When they complete the punch card, they receive a book to keep and an invitation to the Finale Party featuring a free lunch, Kona Ice, and a rocket launch! Teens who attend a program during the summer, get to reach into the Black Hole for a prize.
Adults earn prizes, too! Chances at the prize baskets, gift certificates, and the Grand Prize -- all for reading. Adults will track their reading on a planetary punch card. Just eight hours or 400 pages of reading gets you into the big drawings.
Donations! We appreciate the donations received from local businesses, organizations, and individuals.
Many thanks to the contributors:
- NuMark Credit Union of Crest Hill -- Gold sponsor of the Finale Party
- Lockport Woman's Club -- Silver sponsor of the Finale Party
- Willow Falls Homeowners Association, Crest Hill -- Bronze sponsor of the Finale Party
- Keller's Farmstand, Oswego
- Haunted Trails, Joliet
- Coom's Corner Sports Grill, Lockport
- Crest Hill Lanes
- Kory Family McDonald's Restaurants
- Chili's Restaurant, Homer Glen
- Taco Patio, Lockport
- Iron & Glass Taproom
- Anytime Fitness of Romeoville
- LEGOLAND Discovery Center
- Cool Creations, Lockport